Delhi High Court today sought the response of the city government and traffic police on a PIL seeking that commercial trucks, which are loaded beyond capacity, should not be allowed to ply on the roads of the national capital.
A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath issued notice to the Delhi government, its transport authority and the Deputy Commissioner of Traffic seeking their replies on the petition which has alleged that overloaded trucks are allowed to run on city roads in connivance with the traffic police.
“Issue notice… File your counter on steps you have taken with regard to the issue raised in the writ petition,” the bench said and listed the matter for further hearing on November 23.
Delhi government counsel Piyush Kalra, meanwhile, told the court that the National Green Tribunal was already hearing a similar matter and has issued several directions.
He also told the court that more than 5000 overloaded trucks have been impounded by the authorities.
The PIL by Dev Dutt Sharma has claimed that the trucks carrying goods are loaded more than twice the capacity permitted in their registration certificates and thus damaging the roads, increasing pollution and causing accidents.